December 5, 2011
November 7, 2011
After training in and performing opera for fifteen years in her hometown of NYC, Gail Whitmore moved to Prague and became the Human Jukebox. Gail knows a lot of songs...a lot. So she jotted down 2,000 of them in a veritable cornucopia of genres - rock, rap, opera, metal, gospel, musicals, TV commercials, etc.
During this interactive show the audience members get to holler at her whichever song they'd like her to perform and she will do it unaccompanied and from memory. Fo' realz. The madness culminates in a medley of audience requests that has been known to make a body laugh til they pee.
For video clips and reviews visit (and join!) her Facebook Fan Page at: facebook.com/HumanJukeboxGail
You can also find her on Twitter at: @HumanJukeboxGW
October 3, 2011
September 4, 2011
His third collection Apparently was published by Bloodaxe in 2010 and featured on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb. He has been Commended, 3rd and 2nd in recent National Poetry Competitions.
His work is included in Identity Parade: New British & Irish Poets ed by Roddy Lumsden and The Picador Book Of Love Poetry ed John Stammers. He has read his work in venues across the county and abroad, recently at The Durham Book Festival, the 5th Novi Sad International Literary Festival in Serbia and The Aldeburgh Festival.
His ‘lost fin-de-siecle’ concept collection Professor Glass is published by Donut Press in spring 2011.
July 3, 2011
June 5, 2011
Their name is taken from a much-loved Sonic Youth song, Skip Tracer. The group takes as much influence from Romantic classical music as music from the grunge and britpop bands of the early 1990s. Their anything goes approach means that the listener will be taken on an unforgettable ride that will cross genres as well as eras.
May 1, 2011
Since 1995, he has lived in Germany where he is an active part of literary and cinematic circles, as well as in Poland and the Czech Republic.
His writing focuses on art, culture and delusions. This is his second appearance at the Alchemy Reading Series, and this time around, combining music, image and prose, he will read from a selection of short stories about Prague.
April 3, 2011
- a collection of poems and poetic prose pieces Tricet smrt celych jahoda (Thirty Death Point Strawberry, Jitro publishing, Prague, 2010),
- a collection of short stories Maso a pomerance (Meat and Oranges, Mladá fronta publishing house, Prague, 2008)
- a collection of poems and prose poems Štáva (Juice, Labyrint publishing house, Prague, 2001),
- a collection of short stories Hypnoskop (Hypnoscope, Prostor publishing house, Prague, 1999),
- a bilingual collection of poems Eyeberries/Bobule (published through Sanskriti Pratishthan thanks to UNESCO, New Delhi, 1999),
- a fiction novel Vášen pro broskve (Passion for Peaches, Knižní klub publishing house, Prague, 1998) , the winner of the 1997 Book Award, and
- a bilingual collection of poems and short stories Bodypainting/Telokresba (Protis publishing house, Prague, 1997).
March 6, 2011
He holds a BA in International Studies, an MS in Political Science, an MA in Creative Writing with Distinction, and is completing a PhD in Poetry at Swansea University in the UK.
He has lived in ten US states and three European countries. When he isn’t writing he is trying to live up to the high expectations of husbandhood, fatherhood, and humanhood. Not necessarily in that order and occasionally succeeding.
February 6, 2011
January 9, 2011
The work has also become the attention of academic research, among others by the universities of Miami, Amsterdam, Trieste and Oxford. Excerpts have been published by numerous literary periodicals, principally English-speaking, throughout the world.
Lyacos' work both straddles and crosses perceived boundaries of literary form - from the journal-like prose in Z213: EXIT, to the elliptical monologues of the distinctly dramatic Nyctivoe, to the pared down poetic idiom in The First Death. Z213: EXIT, translated in English by Shorsha Sullivan, appeared recently in the UK by Shoestring Press.
For more information visit the author's site: www.lyacos.net.